As part of our ongoing efforts to support the Tulambule Uganda campaign spear headed by Hon Kiwanda, Minister of State for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities in Uganda, Fernando Tours, a fully registered exciting Kampala based tour and travel firm has assertively drawn a massive all inclusive affordable domestic tourism promotion campaign aimed at taking every Ugandan to visit and experience the fullness of the Pearl of Africa through an amazing month on month schedule for the year 2019.
To this effect our first major ground breaking experience was “Christmas in the wilderness” that saw over 40 Ugandans spend over 4 days entrenched in Queen Elizabeth National Park and surrounding tourism hotspots of Rubirizi crater lakes, the Kasese hotsprings and Lake Katwe. It was an experience like no other ever experienced by Ugandans who were experiencing Uganda’s top most tourist attractions in the great East African rift valley of Kasese.
The Super Exciting 2019 itinerary
More Ugandans thereafter have demanded for more of these experiences and this has given birth to our very exciting 2019 itinerary that will see more Ugandans experience firsthand the best Uganda has to offer.
“The Love in the wilderness experience” slated for 15th –17th February, 2019 will be an out of this world experience for all Ugandans who would love to know what it feels like to enjoy the company of pristine nature, wildlife and a group of happy fun loving Ugandans.
Activities such as nature walks alongside zebras and impalas, early moring game drives, safe and secure boat cruises managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority on Lake Mburo, sun-downer cocktails at the famous Kazuma look out hill, moonlight/candlelit jungle themed dinner, campfire themed barbeque and bar, love themed experience stories around the bon-fire all in the middle of the wilderness staged at Leopard Rest Camp in Lake Mburo National Park.
The icing sugar on this love in the wilderness excursion is the amazing set up at the border of Lake Mburo National park at Leopard Rest Campsite. This is an exceptionally set up wilderness hide out with high end tented accommodation, with each tent privately nestled in a well-tended savannah shrub that camouflages nicely into nature giving occupants privacy, comfort and an out of this world connection with nature. This campsite is highly secure with complete professional tourism police officers and local guards that allow all the tourists to concentrate on just having fun with no worries of being interrupted by the wildlife or any other threat at all.
As the Minister of Tourism in Uganda, I am excited to be partnering and endorsing such vibrant private initiatives that are bringing a fresh angle of action packed wilderness experiences at incredibly affordable rates for all Ugandans.
For a long time, the biggest hindrance to local tourism was the perceived high cost of tourism, charging Ugandans in dollars etc. Today however, we break that misconception by presenting to you Fernando Tours which is offering Ugandans extreme engagements with our beautiful Pearl of Africa at unbelievably affordable costs for as low as 355,000/= for singles and 700,000/= for a couple all inclusive of three days, two nights, all meals, accommodation, transport and relieving you the stress of bookings and arrangements. All you need is just your wild wear and some small change for alcohol.
Corporate Tourism Quiz Nights
Let me also take this chance to let you know of the partnership between Fernando Tours and Uganda Tourism Board on their bi-monthly highly engaging, educative and insightful Corporate Tourism Quiz Nights.
Alongside our annual travel schedule, we are running an all year long Quiz Night themed ‘Corporate Tourism Quiz Night’ which will run once every two months. Our tourism corporate quiz nights have on average been attended by 25 to 30 corporate teams bringing the total number of participants to between 200 to 250 people. We usually encourage corporate companies to register a participating team of anywhere between 4 to 10 people mostly workmates who are ready for a night of brain whacking challenging fun, competition and learning about everything tourism in Uganda. At the quiz night, we show the world some of the coolest places to visit in Uganda, invite leading tour and travel experts to give key note addresses but most of all it is an opportunity for participants to rub shoulders with fellow corporates. Best team usually carries home a cash prize of Uganda Shillings one million. We also encourage corporate companies to carry some corporate gifts for winning teams as a promotional tool for their brands. Participation is free of charge and restricted to corporate teams.
I hereby endorse Fernando Tours with its partners Incredible Ride and Roast, Kyota Musana, Hillcrest Safaris, our major government partner Uganda Wildlife Authority, Uganda Tourism Board and over all the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities.
Please members of the press, always give such initiatives as much support as you can as we all focus on improving domestic tourism.
I now present to you Fernando Tours managing Director to share the itinerary for the love in the wilderness experience.
Itinerary for love in the wilderness experience 15-17th February, 2019
Fernando Tours in conjunction with Leopard Rest Camp, Incredible Ride and Roast, Kyota Musana, Zebra Plains Kijura and Hillcrest Safaris bring you the “love in the wilderness” itinerary
Thursday 14th February, 2019
6PM Meet and greet at Brisk Café, Lounge and Restaurant at Plot 6 Wampewo Avenue in Kololo. This will be an opportunity for all revelers and fans of the love in the wilderness experience to meet and get to know each other before set off for the wilderness the next day on Friday 15th February.
Friday 15th February, 2019
10AM Departure from Kampala National Theatre parking lot
91PM Stop over at the Equator at Kayabwe
1.30PM Lunch in Masaka town
2.30PM Drive to Lake Mburo
5.30-6.30PM Arrival and check in at Leopard Rest Camp, Lake Mburo National Park
7.30PM Dinner with a jungle theme over candlelight
8.30PM Bonfire, love sharing experiences, open bar, music, dance and drama
10.30PM early retirement at leisure
Saturday 16th February, 2019
6AM Wake up
7AM Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
11.00AM Fruit salad in the wilderness
12PM Boat Cruise over Lake Mburo
2PM Lunch in the national park
4PM nature walk, selfie moment with zebras and impalas
6PM Sundowner cocktail and barbecue at Kazuma look out hill/Kijura Zebra Plains
7.30PM return to Leopard Rest Camp
8PM Grand jungle dinner/barbecue over the moonlight and special effects love lanterns
10PM Bonfire love sharing experiences, open bar, music, dance and drama till late
12PM Retirement to bed at leisure
Sunday 17th February, 2019
8.30AM Wake up, optional
10.30AM guests have optional choice activities offered and promoted separately by Leopard Rest Camp:
1- A visit the local communities and see how people live and churn milk into ghee and look after their cows, the milking experience etc. Price 35k per person paid directly to the Leopard Rest Camp. This money is also paid directly to the community as a means of the camp to support community activities.
2- Bike tour for two hours riding on the border of Lake Mburo National Park(bikes available for approximately 14 persons). Price 50k paid directly to the Leopard Rest Camp
11AM check out and departure for Kampala at a leisurely pace.
Price for love in the wilderness experience
Individual 3550,000= couples 700,000= (cost includes accommodation, three meals per day, transport in an air conditioned and surround sound music bus and activities minus alcoholic beverages)
For more information contact Isaiah Jobs Rwanyekiro(0776-222262), email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Muhame Kariisa(0702-567242)
Limited slots available on a first come first served basis. Booking and advance payment essential. Book now to avoid disappointment.